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01 December 2010
Legal opinions

Critically analysing the vital provisions of the Arbitration and Conciliation Act 1996, Hammurabi & Solomon senior partner Shweta Bharti recommends ways to improve the application and workability of the Act to expedite alternate dispute resolution mechanisms for the increasing number of commercial disputes.

03 November 2010
Legal opinions

SDD-Global-Sanjay-Bhatia-2 Like most Indians in the past few weeks I have been thinking about corruption, notes Sanjay Bhatia in this Legal Opinion, as the events leading to the recently concluded Commonwealth Games hogged headlines for all the wrong reasons. He argues for a solution to the problem that borrows heavily from US practice.

05 October 2010
Legal opinions
Is it “gentlemanly” by an advocate to be the self-styled “strong arm of law” and participate in the television reality show Big Boss?
01 October 2010
Legal opinions

Majmudar & Co discusses the latest withholding tax implications for foreign entities after the landmark ruling of the Supreme Court in the case of GE India Technology that in effect overrules the Karnataka High Court’s Samsung decision and provides a reprieve from the obligatory TDS payment and deduction on foreign remittances with no India nexus.

16 August 2010
Legal opinions Clifford Chance Clifford-Chance-Stuart_Pophamsenior partner Stuart Popham recounts his UK ministerial visit to India last month, which included Ambani, best friends and mile-high parties, as first published by the UK's The Lawyer magazine.
12 August 2010
Legal opinions

nuclearThe new 2010 Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage Bill is a double-edged sword full of loopholes and unanswered questions that are more likely to cut the Indian public than protect it from disastrous scale nuclear disasters, argue Hammurabi & Solomon advocates Sangmitra Sawant and Vishnu Anand.

05 August 2010
Legal opinions

IyerThomas-ElizabethSheshadriThe tentacles of the "pseudo-lawyers" have driven the bar to the wall, claims advocate and partner Elizabeth Seshadri. Is a bar exam enough to cure the setting rot or do we need a test that reaches far more deeply?

22 July 2010
Legal opinions

SDD-Global-Sanjay-Bhatia-2Starting up a legal process outsourcing (LPO) business may be a perceived goldmine and en vogue these days but it takes more than just office, staff and website and most start-up LPOs are wasting their time, warns SDD Global Solutions' Sanjay Bhatia.

15 July 2010
Legal opinions Foreign investments in India's educational sector have been hampered by regulatory restrictions but the new Foreign Educational Institutions and other bills promise to change the landscape, explain M Dhruva & Partners partner Manthan Unadkat and senior associate Tanya Raghani.
07 July 2010
Legal opinions

julia-roberts_by_indioConcerned with the menacing rise of celebrity domain squatting cases, FoxMandal technology law head Salman Waris asks whether the current laws are an adequate deterrent to cyber squatting.

24 June 2010
Legal opinions

iyerthomas_karthik-seshadriAs lawyers in Tamil Nadu continue their fight to make Tamil the official court language through hunger strikes and the latest public interest litigation (PIL) in the Supreme Court, Madras High Court advocate and Iyer and Thomas partner H Karthik Seshadri highlights the dangers of a regional language-based divide.

11 May 2010
Legal opinions

SDD Global Sanjay BhatiaLegal process outsourcing (LPO) companies have come under the spotlight after the the recent Balaji Chennai High Court writ petition and the Bombay High Court's decision in the Lawyers Collective v. Ashurst case. The cases have created significant uncertainty, argues SDD Global's Sanjay Bhatia, although for the most part it has been a false alarm for LPOs.

13 April 2010
Legal opinions

Zeus-law-vivekkohliThe Goods and Services Tax (GST) is expected to be implemented from 1 April 2011 but there is a long way to go before it is actually 'implemented', argue Zeus Law's senior partner and associates.

03 February 2010
Legal opinions

Bhasin_Company-Lalit-BhasinTo me it appears childish to pose the query "until when can entry of foreign lawyers be prevented in India", says Bhasin & Co managing partner and Society of Indian Law Firms (SILF) chairman Lalit Bhasin in response to last week's opinion that the Lawyers Collective judgment is wrong.

29 January 2010
Legal opinions

Kaden-Boriss_Hemant_BatraThe question is not whether to allow entry of foreign lawyers in India, but the question is until when can entry of foreign lawyers be prevented in India, argues Kaden Boriss Legal LLP founding partner Hemant K Batra.

28 October 2009
Legal opinions

IyerThomas-ElizabethSheshadriA quiet but happy revolution is taking place at the Indian Bar, argues Elizabeth Seshadri. But while the lethargic acceptance of the legal system's decay is slowly being shaken off, the pace of change must increase drastically.